SEA Defence is a feasibility study, which aims to provide a roadmap of technologies to be included in the next generation of naval platforms and pursued in further European development programmes.
The project is supported by EU Member States to ensure that the results of the project will lead to actual next-generation naval capabilities which will effectively support the European naval forces against potential future threats.
The study addressed de following issues: lower detectability; higher survivability against modern surface and subsurface threats including against high-speed threats and swarming threats; reduction of ship motions; improved electric power generation and storage; capability to operate in extreme
climates; topside; and increased autonomy and automation.
The project mapped the state of the art of each area and the assessment of the impact of ship integration on capabilities, budget and interfaces.
Sea Defence has provided some recommendations to realize innovations ready for the next generation naval platforms from their design or during their lifetime.